the Bhatts have given us great films in terms of music. Whether itâ€™s been Kasoor,
each film has offered quality music filled with substantial, meaningful lyrics
and catchy melodies. Now, they return once more with Inteha,
directed by Vikram Bhatt with music by Anu Malik Bhardwaj
Malikand lyrics by Rahat Indori, Parveen
Bhardwaj, and Dev Kohli. And to
our satisfaction, the music is once again truly satisfying.
The album starts of with Humsafar Chahiye, a slow, romantic
track sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Both strive to impress
and succeed. The song has already become popular with the masses as itâ€™s being
aired on the filmâ€™s promos. Interestingly, Alka Yagnik, who once was a given
in most of the Bhattsâ€™ film soundtracks and a regular in Anu Malikâ€™s music,
has now stepped down and made room for the current Bhatt favorite, Shreya
Shreya Ghosal joins Shaan in the next song. Entitled Yun
Hi Ek Dil Ko Agar, the song is good and is a welcome change as the lead
singers are hardly ever paired with one another. Shreya does a fine job, but
unfortunately has yet to surpass her voice in Saayaâ€™s
Har Taraf or Jismâ€™s
Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai. Shaan, too, delivers as expected.
The third song is definitely the winner of the album - an instant favorite,
especially for those who find Sonu Nigam to be one of the most talented
male singers of the current lot. He does an excellent job with Dhalne Lagi
Hai Raat, and is accompanied beautifully by Shreya Ghosal. The producers
or Anu Malik must have known they had a winner on their hands as there are three
renditions of this song, all of which are sung by Sonu Nigam. As are most songs
in Hindi films, this is another love song, but hopefully one that stands apart
from the rest.
Sonu Nigam returns once again for the fourth song, Ab Humse Akayle Raha
Na Jaaye, this time with Alka Yagnik as accompaniment. Not surprising
that this track too is instantly likable. Sonu Nigam is in top form, but Alka
Yagnik initially does not sound like herself. She returns, however, to her
normal self in the middle of the track and does well with the remaining parts of
the song. Fluctuating in its tempo at times, this track remains mainly on the
slow side. This time, the lyrics are by Parveen Bhardwaj. The only downfall to
the song is its whispering chorus, which attempts to give a seductive feel to
the song, but fails.
Finally, the album ends with Shreya Ghosal in the song Deewana Dil,
with lyrics by Dev Kohli. The song strays a bit from the nature of the rest of
the album - it is on the faster side. Appearing purely situational, it is just
about average. Shreya does a decent job, but unfortunately, her vocals can not
rise above the lackluster lyrics.
All in all, Inteha would definitely be a
is quite pleasing as one would expect from a Bhatt production.